The Embassy of Israel, in partnership with the Henry Djaba Foundation and the German International Agency organized a workshop training titled ” Women to Win 2019 Assembly Election” to build the capacity of aspiring assemblywomen to empower them to fully participate and win the upcoming District Assembly Elections in November. The workshop covered topics such as; Preparing Women for 2019 elections, Fundraising Strategies, Campaign Tactics, Communication and lobbying skill among others.
The workshop which was hosted at the Embassy of Israel in Accra were facilitators like Mrs Joana Opare, Mrs Josephine Arthur from Access bank, and representatives from giz and the Electoral Commission respectively .
Mrs Shani Cooper, the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, said the Embassy decided to partner the Henry Djaba Foundation to help groom more females for the local assemblies.
She said Israel had, over her 60 years relationship with Ghana, been supporting capacity building programmes in Ghana and Israel, in agriculture, health, politics and women empowerment.
Mrs Cooper said the “Women to win Elections” initiative would help them understand local politics, which affected and impacted every aspect of the society.
The founder and Executive Director of the Henry Djaba Foundation, Hon.Otiko Djaba.who was also present, told the Ghana News Agency that the workshop would build the capacity of more women to take up leadership positions in their various District Assemblies.
Ms Djaba, encouraged the women to be persistent and rise in their pursuit for political office, adding that though she wished to stay off active politics, she had to nurture and build capacities of many young women to take up political positions and contribute to making a better society”.
She urged all Ghanaians to vote for the massively for women aspiring to be assembly members so they could engage in the local politics to ensure a balanced society.
Comfort Darbo was a participant of the workshop an incumbent and aspiring assemblywoman at Tepa -Dwaaho in the Ahafo Ano North municipality who granted interview with Metro TV shared her experience and further thanked the organizers of the program especially Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba who she mentioned that, the former Minister is an embodiment of women empowerment.
“Hon Otiko Afisah Djaba is the whole definition of women empowerment. She has proven herself time without number that she is a strong and well determined woman. She does not let any form of intimidation stop her from what she wants to achieve.
I wish women in leadership could exhibit such characteristics since the journey we are embarking as women in Leadership is very far and therefore (we) women need to be strong and determined to get to our goals” Hon. Comfort Darbo.